|Hindu Temples - Kottayam|
Idol-Surya Bhagawan, Upadevata - Durga. Shasta, Yakshi Important days - Last Sunday of the month of 'Medom' and last Sunday of the month of 'Vrischikam' , Important pooja - Aditya Pooja, Udayasthamana f>ooja, Navagraha Pooja, Very important Nivedya Ada. From the vedic times the people of Bharat worshipped the Sun God. But temples dedicated to the Sun God are very few in number. 'The Konark temple' of Orissa is the only Sun temple that is famous and considered to be foremost. It is well known for its intricate sculpture but there is no daily performance of poojas as in the Sun temple of Adityapuram in Kerala. This fact is known only to very few people. The temple is situated in 'Iravimangalam Kara' in Kottayam District, Vaikom Taluk and Kaduthuruthi Panchayat. Hard working and peace loving farmers are living in the village, surrounding the temple. There are no documents to prove how ancient it is but the method of construction is said to be according to that of the ''Thretha Yuga" Adithyapuram Temple , one of the rarest temple, 4 kilometers from kaduthuruthy. Last sunday in Vrichikom most important. Sundays are most crowded. Adithya Pooja is the offering.